Basil Cilantro Pesto Pasta Recipe - Vegan Family Recipes

Cilantro Basil Pesto Pasta

Course Entree, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Vanessa


  • 4 cups uncooked Farfalle Whole Wheat Pasta or Gluten-free Pasta cooked
  • 1/2 cup fresh Basil
  • 1 cup fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted Cashews
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 large Garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper optional


  1. Blend all ingredients (except pasta) in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth or slightly chunky according to preference.
  2. Mix pesto together with hot pasta and serve with fresh crack pepper.

Recipe Notes

1) Pesto tastes delicious either over hot pasta or in a cold pasta salad. 2) if not using right away, store pesto in an air tight container topped with a layer of olive oil to keep fresh.3) Use gluten-free pasta or vegetable noodles to make without gluten.